Thursday, March 22, 2018

Instagram Giveaway

Good evening crafty friends! If you don't follow me yet on Instagram, now would be a great time to pop over and check it out! I have an amazing giveaway going right now! I'm leaving it open through tomorrow evening and will pick and announce all my winners on Saturday! You can find me HERE!

Have a great night!

Easter Goodie Boxes on the Reverse Confetti Blog

Good evening! Hey - just wanted to let you know that I have a video for these sweet little treat packages on the Reverse Confetti Blog today! And's Thursday, not Wednesday, but sometimes life happens and you just roll with it! Anyway - would love if you pop over to the Reverse Confetti Blog HERE or the Reverse Confetti YouTube Channel HERE to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Neutral Birthday Card on the Reverse Confetti Blog

Hello! Popping in with a peek at a card I have posted on the Reverse Confetti Blog today for the current edition of Confetti Camera! You can check out the details on this card HERE!

Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Fling Hop with Reverse Confetti and MISTI

Good morning! This morning I'm happy to be blog hopping along with Reverse Confetti and My Sweet Petunia - using my MISTI (one of my FAVORITE crafting tools) along with Reverse Confetti Stamps and Dies! There are of course prizes up for grabs as well (including a BONUS giveaway!) -  more on that at the bottom of this post!

You should have arrived here from Dina Kowal - if you just started here, make sure and head over to Amy Tsuruta to start at the beginning of the hop, or refer to the Blog Hop list at the bottom of this post.

I'm sharing a photo tutorial today for this little treat/gift bag:

I'm using my MISTI for this project to perfectly align my stamped image behind the negative die cut - this would work well on a card also!

I started off by die cutting the new Stitched Rays Cover Panel from white cardstock, then die cutting one of the Tall Blooms Coordinating Dies from the center of it.

Next, I aligned my paper bag in my MISTI, added that panel over the top and held in place with the magnets, then fit the stamp from Tall Blooms into the negative of the die cut. 

I then picked up the stamp with the lid of my MISTI, removed the white panel, and was able to stamp in the perfectly aligned place I wanted too, but with no risk of getting ink on my white panel. I stamped the image with Olive Dye Ink. Then it was easy to attach the white panel with the negative lined up over the stamped image.

Next, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Tall Blooms Stamp Set on a banner from Flowers for Mom Confetti Cuts, attached it with foam adhesive and a bundle of white thread tucked underneath, and finished off by embellishing with some Nuvo Jewel Drops. I also used a white colored pencil on the leaves of the stamped image.

Once that all dried, I folded over the top of the bag, punched a couple holes in the top, and tied it closed with some jute string! Simple and fun!

There will be two lucky winners picked from comments left across the blog hop - one for a $60 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia, and one for a $60 shopping spree at Reverse Confetti! Woohoo!!! All comments must be left by 11:59 PM Central Time on March 25th, 2018 - winners will be announced Tuesday March 27th on the Reverse Confetti and My Sweet Petunia Blogs.

But wait...there's more! I also have a MISTI up for grabs for one winner that leaves a comment here on my blog! Winner can choose either an Original or Mini MISTI! YAY!!! So make sure and leave a comment here before you head off to your next stop - Jana Millen!

Here is the entire blog hop line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Vintage Layered Pattern Paper - on the Unity Blog

Good morning! Just stopping by to give you a peek at a couple vintage layered pattern paper cards I have up on the Unity Blog this morning! There is a video as well showing some tips on layering pattern paper! You can check it all out  HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

More Lil' Inker's New Release - Bouquet for Mom

Good morning! Dropping by today with another card using the newest Lil' Inker Designs release that just went live a bit over a week ago! I had a couple extra cards to share that didn't make it to the blog hop - so I thought I'd pop in and share one today. This particular one I actually made for my mom's birthday, and didn't want to share it until I'd had a chance to give it to her so she wouldn't spot it online in advance!

When I first saw this lovely set, Bouquet of Roses, I actually pictured it first with bright and springy colors. However, as I sat down and color, this card just sort of happened as I went along. Isn't it fun when you sit down expecting to make one kind of card, and when you finish you've ended up with something entirely different?

Once I colored the bouquet, I die cut it with the coordinating Bouquet of Roses Die, added some pattern paper at an angle on a cream cardbase with a doily tucked underneath, and some jute twine wrapped around the front of the card. I added the bouquet over the top with foam adhesive, the sentiment stamped in the bottom right, and one of the tiny tags with mom stamped onto it.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Spellbinders Colorful Cards

Hello! I was honored this month to be a guest designer on the Spellbinder's Blog to share cards using the brand new Sew Sweet Collection from Tammy Tutterow! This was my third and final set of card posted on the Spellbinder Blog - you can check out the original post HERE. For these cards today, I kept a clean white background the same bright colors - but one card uses ONLY die-cutting, and the other card uses ONLY stamping!

I used Copic makers to make my cards use the same bright color scheme - I die cut all the dies from white cardstock, then colored each piece in with my markers. This allows these two cards to perfectly coordinate!

I love how they each have the same happy and bright feel from the colors - and yet each has it's own uniqueness due to the difference of a single fabulous stamped image colored, or lots of die cut pieces assembled together. I allowed lots of white space on both cards as well - this just adds to the bright and open feel.

For the first card, I used Shapeabilities Sweet Tweets dies for my images, and then Shapeabilities Sew Sweet Sentiments for my word die cuts. Once I die cut all the pieces from white cardstock, I then placed each die cut piece back in the negative piece of cardstock - this held it in place while I colored over it with Copics.

I wanted the sentiment to match in with the rest of the images, so for that I simply blended the same colors over in a rainbow ombre effect. I had so much fun with that part! I also die cut and layered 3 more white layers of the word dies underneath to raise the sentiment up from the cardbase for dimension. I then added a wiggly eye to the bird, and used lots of foam adhesive to adhere all the layers together.

This second card uses identical Copic markers to color in the fabulous Bobbin Wishes Stamp set. It has been a while since I did much sewing (other than on cards) - but I do remember how terrible it is to have your bobbin run out of thread in the middle of a project!

Once the image was colored, I simply trimmed that panel down slightly and mounted it with foam adhesive on a white cardbase - just for a bit of dimension and interest on a simple card.

So what do you think? Do you prefer die cutting or stamping? Or maybe using both together?

I can't choose a favorite - but I sure loved these bright happy colors and will probably be using these a lot more in the future! Thanks so much Spellbinders for having me as a guest this month - and thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit! Have a wonderful day!

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